Hong Kong

Netflix rival Viu passes 4m milestone, launches in Philippines

PCCW-owned South-East Asian OTT TV service Viu has passed the milestone of pulling in four million unique users a year after the service launched, and has debuted in the Philippines – its sixth regional market. Viu, which focuses on providing premium Asian content, recorded over 218 million video views in the third quarter of this […]

AsiaSat teams with XTreme Video for 4K UHD TV channel

Satellite operator AsiaSat has teamed up with XTreme Video to provide content for its showcase 4K-Sat UHD TV channel on the AsiaSat 4 craft. XTreme Video produces 4K sports content. Content on the 4K-Sat channel will include mountain biking series MTB Insights and freestyle motocross show Masters of Dirt. The 4K-Sat channel is available via […]

VRrOOm launches global VR cinema network

Hong Kong-based VR firm VRrOOm has partnered with Chinese cinema systems provider CFEC to launch a network of virtual reality cinemas around the world. VRrOOm, which launched as a company this week at the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV), said it aims to launch VR cinemas in China and France this autumn […]

PCCW taps Amino software for new 4K UHD Now One box

Hong Kong-based service provider PCCW has tapped UK-based set-top provider Amino to provide its Enable TV device software to support the delivery of 4K UHD TV on its Now TV service. PCCW Media has launched a new integrated 4K UHD set-top, the Now One, to provide a platform for home entertainment, apps and recording. The […]

Magine sets sights on Chinese market

Cloud TV company Magine has set up a Hong Kong-based Magine Asia division, with plans in place to jointly launch an internet-based video streaming service in China. Magine said it has struck an agreement with an unnamed Beijing-based digital TV system integrator and operator in order to build, launch and operate the Chinese service. The […]

New launch for PCCW’s Asian Netflix rival

Asian OTT service Viu has launched in Indonesia, as its streaming rival Netflix experiences problems in the country. Viu is run by Hong Kong-based telco PCCW and is largely programmed with regional content. The catalogue is about 15,000 hours. It has already rolled out in Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Singapore and has now inked […]

Netflix: Singapore and Hong Kong have faster web speeds than US

Netflix added nine Asian territories to its IPS Speed Index in April and said that both Singapore and Hong Kong had faster average web speeds than the US. The two territories both made the index’s top 20 with Singapore ranking ninth with an average monthly speed of 3.55 Megabits per second (Mbps) and Hong Kong […]

PCCW Media hits 1.2m downloads for Viu

Hong Kong-based pay TV provider PCCW Media has now logged more than 1.2 million downloads of its OTT video platform, Viu, in its home market. The service, which has been live in Hong Kong since October, is available free for iOS and Android devices and offers TV dramas and variety shows from Korea, Japan, mainland […]

PCCW’s Netflix rival hits new markets

The Viu OTT service has launched in India and Malaysia. The streaming service is run by PCCW and launched in the Hong Kong telco’s domestic Hong Kong market, and in Singapore, earlier this year. The Indian version of Viu will have international and Bollywood content and music videos, and has licensing deals with distributors including […]

PCCW’s Viu OTT service launches in Singapore

PCCW Media Group is launching its over-the-top (OTT) multi-screen video service, Viu in Singapore. The firm said the rollout is marks a further step in Viu’s regional expansion, after it went live first in Hong Kong. PCCW said the service will now be progressively rolled out in Malaysia, Indonesia and India with an expanding Asian […]